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Leap Year Cocktail

crystal glass containing cocktail with orange garnish

The cocktail “Leap Year” presents a romantic mood. It was developed by Duncan McRae, brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin in the UK, based on a recipe published in the Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Cradock back in 1830. One of its ingredients is Martini, which contains wild star anise. Wild star anise was especially appreciated in ancient Greece, who believed in … Read more Leap Year Cocktail

Gin and Tonic with Strawberries and Balsamic Float

Gin and Tonic with Strawberries and Balsamic Float

If a classic gin and tonic is sometimes too boring for you and you are looking for exciting new G&T compositions, give this concoction a go. This cocktail comes with crunchy strawberries, hot ginger and fresh basil. The highlight is the balsamic syrup float, which you casually pour into the finished mix in front of your guests. This … Read more Gin and Tonic with Strawberries and Balsamic Float

Gin and Tonic with Yuzu and Arabica Coffee Beans

Gin and Tonic with Yuzu and Arabica Coffee Beans

The Asian yuzu fruit is hard to come by in Europe. It looks very similar to a lemon on the outside. The kernels inside are centered and larger than the lemons we use. The most interesting thing about the fruit is its intense taste. It is like a mixture of tangerine, lime, lemon and grapefruit. The juice tastes sweet, sour … Read more Gin and Tonic with Yuzu and Arabica Coffee Beans

Gin and Tonic with Cherry blossom Tonic Water

Gin and Tonic with Cherry blossom Tonic Water

This recipe isn’t exactly classic, but it’s definitely worth trying. A dash of raspberry balsamic vinegar adds a fruity acidity to your drink. Pour gin and the pink cherry blossom tonic on top of the vinegar. The bitter notes of quinine in the tonic, the sweetness of the sugar and the floral cherry blossom aromas make your “pink … Read more Gin and Tonic with Cherry blossom Tonic Water

Gin and Tonic with Grapefruit and Tarragon

Gin and Tonic with Grapefruit and Tarragon

Would you like to give your gin and tonic a new touch? Then definitely try this fresh recipe. This G&T is fresh, sweet, bitter, lovely and a bit tart. A sweet Old Tom Gin combines with bitterly sweet, freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. The tarragon gives the overall composition a great new flavor component with its herbaceous notes of star … Read more Gin and Tonic with Grapefruit and Tarragon